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Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Descender IPADescender IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

359 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NWer on 09-14-2011

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Ratings: 359 | Reviews: 72
Photo of Farnswurth
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeMoore
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojua
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMESSER88
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a stemmed tulip.
Pours a medium to light amber with generous frothy head with nice retention.
Smells good, sticky hops, some spruce in the nose too.
Taste is insane. HUGE flavor, tropical fruit upfront that washes to sprucey resin on the finish with hints of black pepper and wintergreen. Nice bitterness too.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall, this was a unique and very flavorful beer. I'm impressed!

Photo of founddrama
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Impressed. Really floral hop nose and the finish is nicely balanced, though predictably on the bitter side. Bright. Lovely.

Good head -- effervescent, with nice lacing throughout.

Photo of Jrainvil
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csustar001
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FFreak
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a 6 pack of 12oz cans for ~$12 at the Beer Cellar in Waterbury. Poured into a willy glass. A hazy copper orange with a huge, creamy head that dies down but persists and leaves some huge lace. Tangerine, pineapple and pine in the nose. Taste is of orange juice and grated orange peel, combined with pine and with a bracing, almost overwhelming bitterness. Mouth is medium bodied and silky with persistent carbonation. Overall, a bit different that what I'm used to as hop bitterness is the dominant character in this beer, but still an enjoyable IPA.

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lobina
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrchrisray
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwm5067
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of f_raud
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A wonderfully balanced IPA - pours with a strong head, evoking a sweet/citric aroma immediately. Taste is fabulous - perfect balance of bitter and citrus hops with a super clean refreshing finish.

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Morockm
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; golden colored; a steady stream of bubbles; 2 finger off white head that receded to a thick cap; OK lacing;

S: pineapple with a hint of pine in the background;

T: a combination of pineapple and pine all the way; grapefruit rind bitterness comes in at mid-palate and ratchets up at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation

O: everything you want in an IPA;

Photo of GT1
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Clean finish. Floral aroma.

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great creamy head, very good lacing, aggressive, hop bitterness. I've not had that many brews that use Galaxy hops, but I think I'm now a fan. Very nice example of the style; not overtly boozy on the palate, but a joyful, worthwhile beverage. And great value for money! Try it ....you'll like it.

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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.